Tune in to ABC at 8 p.m. ET on March 7 as Hollywood royalty walks the red carpet at the 82nd annual Academy Awards, hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Downloadable ballots, recipes, and games are available at Oscars.org.
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Watch an Uplifting Movie
Nominated for six Oscars, Up in the Air is about one man’s need for personal connections in an otherwise cut-and-dried corporate world. Look for the all-too-true scene about the secrets to flying through airport security. (Out March 9.)
Some days you just want to curl up on the couch with a good book and listen to the rain. Since you can’t control the weather, head to rainymood.com and play a 15-minute loop of raindrops falling and thunder rumbling.
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Listen to Modern Jazz
On The Pursuit, the follow-up to his album Twentysomething, British jazz pop musician Jamie Cullum puts his own spin on standards like “Just One of Those Things” and pop songs like Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music.”
In the heartbreaking film Precious, best actress nominee Gabourey Sidibe plays abused teen Precious Jones. Sidibe had no acting experience and cut class to audition for the role, making her performance all the more, yep, precious.
Sweet Heart Rodeo, the fourth album from Lousville native Dawn Landes, is full of sweet and truthful tunes about love. On “Romeo,” she sings, “Waited all day by the telephone/Waited all day just to be let down, let down/What goes around comes around.”